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Printmaking

Permutations and Combinations : risograph (2019) 

During the Print Book course at Massey we got to make zines and these prints are a result of playing around with the zine page structure. They are 4 layer prints that have been produced on a risograph machine which has to be the quickest way to create multiple prints ever. 

Series of Lines with Circles, Squares and Triangles : screenprints (2018)

These screenprints are in response to Gordon Walters' iconic Koru series.  His "lines with circles" are extended into lines with squares and triangles and the shapes placed above and below the line.  Walters' figure/ground shift is continued both vertically and horizontally and an additional shifting of the sign is introduced.

Raw Earth Series : monoprint, screenprint and collograph (2018)

The Advanced Diploma at The Learning Connexion encourages exploration of materiality and process.  Here are some examples investigating raw earth pigments and how far the pigments can be pushed and distorted.

Process Art Series : monoprints (2017)

Breaking away from clean, tidy and colourful, these black and white prints are my first investigations into process art - an art movement that emphasizes the “process” of making art (rather than any predetermined composition or plan) and the concepts of change and transience.

Coloured Block Series : monoprints using Akua inks (2017)

This series celebrates colour mixing.  No matter how many times I mix primary colours it is always a delight to discover the shades of secondary colours that appear.  The Akua inks used have a wonderful intensity of pigment.

Japanese Lithography Series : 4 colour polyester plate (2017)

Ten years on from a trip to Japan, I thought it would be nice to present my husband with a book of images from his holiday photographs.  Using 4-colour polyester plate lithography, Flint oil inks, Japanese silk Kozo paper and help from TLC tutor, Marci Tackett, it is completed and compiled in the Japanese bookbinding technique....phew!

Hutt River Series in the style of Japanese Ukiyo-e (2016)

As a child I was drawn into the world of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. They seemed to hold an immediacy, as if you could stand beside the artist and experience being in the landscape. The colours and treatment of fore, mid and background also captivated me. When starting at The Learning Connexion I stumbled upon the printmaking department and was hooked.

 

This is the beginning of my attempt to describe the Hutt River as it runs from Kaitoke into Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. Medium is monoprints and drypoint on Fabriano paper and Akua inks.

Saluting the Sun : screenprints on fabric (2016)

These screenprints celebrate Our Sun; a pretty central figure in all our lives.  Images of the sun's magnetic field and solar flares have been used with the help of photo emulsion. Printed on 100% cotton fabric.

Screenprints of Sculptures (2015)

These simple screenprints are the beginning of my printmaking journey at The Learning Connexion and are two dimensional representations of some of my early bronze sculptures.

Portraiture drawings : pencil and crayon on paper (2016)

While not prints I thought you might like some good old-fashioned drawings.